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0.4 How to say "I come from" + your country, in Romanian?

While introducing yourself, it is expected that you will be asked where you are coming from. In this lesson we will teach you how to reply to that question in Romanian.
At the end of this lesson you will be able to:

How to ask in Romanian "Where do you come from?"

English Romanian
translation
Audio Phonetic
Transcription

Where do you come from? (informal)

De unde vii?

/de 'un.de vij/

Where do you come from? (formal)

De unde veniți?

/de 'un.de ve'ni.ʦʲ/

Which part of Romania are you from? or Where are you from in Romania?

De unde din România?

/de 'un.de din ro.mɨ'ni.a/


How to say "I come from" + your country, in Romanian?

English Romanian
translation
Audio Phonetic
Transcription
I'm from the United States of America

Sunt din Statele Unite ale Americii

/sunt din 'sta.te.le u'ni.te 'a.le a'me.ri.t͡ʃij/
I'm American (man)

Sunt american

/sunt a.me.ri'kan/
I'm American (woman)

Sunt americancă

/sunt a.me.ri.kan.kə/
I come from Great Britain

Sunt din Marea Britanie

/sunt din 'ma.re̯a bri.ta.ni.e/

To vary the country and say that you come from your own country, you only need to say, as above: "Sunt din" (I come from) and then replace "Statele Unite" with the name of your country in Romanian. Thus to say "I come from Australia" you will say in Romanian: "Sunt din Australia". Similarly if you are coming from England, Scotland or Wales you will say "Sunt din Anglia" or "Sunt din Scoția".

The same goes for saying that you are an Australian man, or a New Zeeland woman, using the above example, one would say: "Sunt" (I am) fowllowed by "australian" for a man or "neozeelandeză" for a women, reaching the sentence: "Sunt australian" or "Sunt neozeelandeză".

Other countries examples

English Romanian
translation
Audio Phonetic
Transcription
Algeria

Algeria

 

/al'd͡ʒe.ri.a/
Algerian (man)

Algerian

/al'd͡ʒe.ri.an/
Algerian (woman)

algeriancă

/al.d͡ʒe.ri'an.kə/
Australia

Australia

/a.us'tra.li.a/
Australian (man)

Australian

/a.us.tra.li'an/
Australian (woman)

Australiancă

/a.us.tra.li'an.kə/
Austria

Austria

/a.us'tri.a/
Austrian (woman)

austria

/a.us.tri'a.kə/
Austrian (man)

austriac

/a.us.tri'ak/
I come from Belgium

Sunt din Belgia

/sunt din 'bel.d͡ʒi.a/
I'm Belgian (man)

Sunt belgian

/sunt 'bel.d͡ʒi'an/
I'm Belgian (woman)

Sunt belgiancă

/sunt bel.d͡ʒi'an.kə/
Brazil

Brazilia

/bra'zi.li.a/
Brazilian (man)

brazilian

/bra.zi.li'an/
Brazilian (woman)

braziliancă

/bra.zi.li'an.kə/
Canada

Canada

/ka'na.da/
Canadian (man)

Canadian

/ka.na.di'an/
Canadian (woman)

Canadiancă

/ka.na.di'an.kə/
China

China

/'ki.na/
Chinese (man)

Chinez

/ki'nez/
Chinese (woman)

Chinezoaică

/ki.ne'zo̯aj.kə/
I come from the Netherlands

Sunt din Olanda

/sunt din o'lan.da/
I'm Dutch (man)

Sunt olandez

/sunt o.lan'dez/
I'm Dutch (woman)

Sunt olande

/sunt o.lan.'de.zə/
England

Anglia

/'an.gli.a/
English (man)

englez

/en'glez/
English (woman)

englezoaică

/en.gle.zo̯aj.kə/
Estonia

Estonia

/es'to.ni.a/
Estonian (man)

Estonian

/es.to.ni'an/
Estonian (woman)

Estoniancă

/es.to.ni'an.kə/

I come from France

sunt din Franța

/sunt din 'fran.t͡sa/
I'm French (man)

Sunt francez

/sunt fran't͡ʃez/
I'm French (woman)

Sunt franțuzoaică

/sunt fran.t͡su'zo̯aj.kə/
Germany

Germania

/'d͡ʒer'ma.ni.a/
German (man)

nea

/ne̯amt͡s/
German (woman)

nemțoaică

/nem't͡so̯aj.kə/
Greece

Grecia

/'gre.t͡ʃi.a/
Greek (woman)

Grecoaică

/gre.'ko̯aj.kə/
Greek (man)

Grec

/grek/
Italy

Italia

/i'ta.lia/
Italian (man)

Italian

/i.ta.li'an/
Italian (woman)

Italiancă

/i.ta.li'an.kə/
India

India

/'in.di.a/
Indian (woman)

Indiancă

/in.di'an.kə/
Indian

Indian

/in.di'an/
Ireland

Irlanda

/ir'lan.da/
Irish (man)

Irlandez

/ir.lan'dez/
Irish (woman)

Irlande

/ir.lan'de.zə/
Japan

Japonia

/ʒa'po.ni.a/
Japanese (man)

Japonez

/ʒa.po'nez/
Japanese (woman)

Japone

/ʒa.po'ne.zə/
Moldova

Republica Moldova

/re'pu.bli.ka mol'do.va/
Moldavian (man)

moldovean

/mol.do've̯an/
Moldavian (woman)

moldoveancă

/mol.do've̯an.kə/
New Zealand

Noua Zeelandă

/'no.wa ze.e'lan.də/
New Zealander (man)

neozeelandez

/ne.o.ze.e.lan'dez/
New Zealander (woman)

neozeelande

/ne.o.ze.e.lan'de.zə/
Norway

Norvegia

/nor've.d͡ʒi.a/
Norwegian (woman)

Norvegiancă

/nor.ve.d͡ʒi'an.kə/
Norwegian (man)

Norvegian

/nor.ve.d͡ʒi'an/
Poland

Polonia

/po'lo.ni.a/
Polish (man)

Polonez

/po.lo'nez/
Polish (woman)

Polone

/po.lo'ne.zə/
Portugal

Portugalia

/por.tu'ga.li.a/
Portuguese (woman)

Portughe

/por.tu'ge.zə/
Portuguese (man)

Portughez

/por.tu'gez/
Romania

România

/ro.mɨ'ni.a/
Romanian (man)

român

/ro'mɨn/
Romanian (woman)

româncă

/ro'mɨn.kə/
Russia

Rusia

/'ru.si.a/
Russian (woman)

Rusoaică

/ru'so̯aj.kə/
Russian (man)

Rus

/'rus/
Scotland

Scoția

/'sko.t͡si.a/
Scottish (man)

Scoțian

/sko.t͡si'an/
Scottish (woman)

Scoțiancă

/sko.t͡si'an.kə/
Spain

Spania

/'spa.ni.a/
Spanish (man)

Spaniol

/spa.ni'ol/
Spanish (woman)

Spanioloaică

/spa.ni.o.lo̯aj.kə/
Sweden

Suedia

/su'e.di.a/
Swedish (woman)

Suede

/su.e.'de.zə/
Swedish (man)

Suedez

/su.e'dez/
Switzerland

Elveția

/el've.t͡si.a/
Swiss (man)

Elvețian

/el.ve.t͡si'an/
Swiss (woman)

Elvețiancă

/el.ve.t͡si'an.kə/
I'm from the United States of America

Sunt din Statele Unite ale Americii

/sunt din 'sta.te.le u'ni.te 'a.le a'me.ri.t͡ʃij/
I'm American (man)

Sunt american

/sunt a.me.ri'kan/
I'm American (woman)

Sunt americancă

/sunt a.me.ri.kan.kə/
Wales

Țara Galilor

/'t͡sa.ra 'ga.li.lor/
Welsh (man)

Galez

/ga'lez/
Welsh (woman)

Gale

/ga'le.zə/

Romanian Exercises: How to ask in Romanian "Where do you come from?"

Question 1 / 97

What is the correct translation for:

Which part of Romania are you from? or Where are you from in Romania?


15 comments

I find your website really useful especially as I have been able to begin with 'to be' and 'to have' which I consider the best way to begin learning a language. I had a look at the how to say where you are from page - I've lived in Romania for six year so I really already know this - and really feel the need to point out that Britain, the United Kingdom whatever you want to call it is NOT England! I am from Scotland and would want to say 'I'm Scottish/British' or 'I am from Scotland/the UK'. Nobody in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland would ever say they are from England or that they are English!

This is not peculiar to you - it is a mistake everybody who is not British makes!

Dear Patricia,

Thank you for your message. I would like to apologies for this mistake. You are very much right and I respect the local identities and nationalities.
I have already added the Romanian pronunciation for Scotland and Scottish.
I'm planning to add the equivalent for Wales: e.g. I come from Wales, and correct the flag of England.

Many thanks for your remark
P.S. Luckily that I had foreseen more recordings, because new recordings take quite a long time to arrive

It's done I have added the translation and pronunciations of English, Welsh, Scottish both male and female.

Thank you :)

Of course I'll add it with pleasure asap, just allow me some time for the recording of the sound. I'll let you know when it will be done.

Hi Stephen,

I have just added the following Romanian English translations (including audio): I come from Ireland, I'm an Irish man, I'm an Irish woman.

All the best

Va rog! What is the Romanian for "New Zealand" and "New Zealander" and "What is the Romanian for ... "

Mulțumesc frumos

Roger

Hi Roger,

Of course New Zealand should have been in the list, sorry for that.

The translation of "I come from New Zealand" in Romanian is "Eu vin din Noua Zeelandă".
"I'm a New Zealander" for a man would be "Eu sunt neozeelandez" and a woman should say "Eu sunt neozeelandeză"

For your last question on how to say "What is Romanian for ... " I would advise you to use "Cum se spune în româneşte la...?"
This is presented with the audio pronunciation in the previous lesson A0.3 I speak little Romanian"
I'll do my best to post in a few days the audio pronunciation for the above sentences and integrate them in the lesson.

Happy to help

Hi,

I've just added in the above lesson the pronunciation of "I come from New Zealand" and I'm a New Zealander (for both a man and a woman).
I've also added the exercises at the end of the lesson to help you practice.

Happy to help

Salut! I notice you've included Japan in your list of countries. My girlfriend is originally from China. How does one say 'she (or he) is from China' and 'she is (or he is) Chinese'? I'll be going on holidays to Romania later this year and have started to learn a little from your excellent website.

Salut Charles,

I have just added China, Chinese man and Chinese woman above in the lesson with the audio pronunciation in Romanian.

I hope you will have a pleasant journey.
If you have some other questions, I'm happy to answer.

Mulțumesc frumos

Thank you very much for your wonderful website.It has been very useful to me in understanding and learning Romanian. Please explain how to say, I am from India or I am Indian.

Hi
Thank you for your kind words.

Here are the translations:
I come from India - Sunt din India
I'm Indian (for a man) - Sunt indian
I'm Indian (for a woman) - Sunt indiancă

The pronunciation of the word India and indian in Romanian is 95% the same as in English. Nevertheless I'll add the pronunciation next days (I'm traveling right now) including for indiancă.

Hi,
It's done. India, and Indian (man, woman) are added in the above lesson with the usual free audio pronunciation

Enjoy your conversations with Romanians

Happy to help

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